Monday, June 12, 2017


TUESDAY, 10th Week in Ordinary Time

June 13, 2017 – TUESDAY, 10th Week in Ordinary Time

St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Memorial, White


2 Cor 1: 18- 22 / Mt 5: 13 – 16


     Born in Lisbon St. Anthony of Padua (1195- 1231) was a renowned Franciscan preacher and miracle worker.


1ST READING:     2 Cor 1: 18- 22

     God knows that our dealing with you is not Yes or No, just as the Son of God, Christ Jesus, whom we- Silvanus, Timothy and I - preach to you, was not Yes or No; with him it was simply Yes. In him all the promises of God have come to be a Yes, and we also say in his name: Amen! giving thanks to God. God himself has anointed us and strengthens us with you to serve Christ; he has marked us with his own seal in a first outpouring of the Spirit in our hearts.


GOSPEL READING:     Mt 5: 13 - 16

     Jesus said to his disciples, "You are the salt of the earth. But if salt has lost its strength, how can it be made salty again? It has become useless. It can only be thrown away and people will trample it.


     "You are the light of the world. A city built on a mountain cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and covers it; instead it is put on a lampstand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine before others, so that they may see the good you do and praise your Father in heaven."



     In the first reading Paul reminds us that his preaching and that of his co­

followers of Christ were all centered on Christ himself and strengthened by God's grace and Spirit.


     In the Gospel reading Jesus reminds his followers of their lofty calling, to be "salt of the earth" and "light of the world." But in order to be "salt," his disciples must be ready to die for others, that Jesus may be born in them. And to be "light," the disciples must publicly bear true witness to Christ in word and in deed. As needed, followers of Christ should be ready to stand against and speak up against injustice and oppression.


     There are countless ways of being salt and light: we

should implore God to help us discern every day how we can be salt and light to our fellows. God's help will help us to be effective salt and bright light for others; God's help will also teach us to give glory to God through our lives.











Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. 


Have a good day!



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